“The Mississippi Hospital Association strongly supports hospital and health system policies that require all hospital employees and clinical team members to be vaccinated against COVID-19. MHA recognizes that each hospital and health system is unique, but we encourage each to determine the appropriate time to implement a requirement. Clinical data has shown the COVID-19 vaccines to be extraordinarily safe and effective, and the vaccines are currently our best tool to prevent the spread of the disease. 

In Mississippi, more than 97% of recent COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths were among people not fully vaccinated. The Mississippi State Department of Health has reported a sharp rise in new coronavirus cases as the Delta variant becomes increasingly pervasive. Hospital and health system employee vaccination against COVID-19 is vital to safely care for patients and fellow staff members.”

Timothy H. Moore
Mississippi Hospital Association